Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Light That Shines When Things End

I hope that in the future they invent a small golden light that follows you everywhere and when something is about to end, it shines brightly so you know it's about to end.

And if you're never going to see someone again, it'll shine brightly and both of you can be polite and say, "It was nice to have you in my life while I did, good luck with everything that happens after now."

And maybe if you're never going to eat at the same restaurant again, it'll shine and you can order everything off the menu you've never tried. Maybe, if someone's about to buy your car, the light will shine and you can take it for one last spin. Maybe, if you're with a group of friends who'll never be together again, all your lights will shine at the same time and you'll know, and then you can hold each other and whisper, "This was so good. Oh my God, this was so good."

19 comments:

Ashley Nichole said...

This is a neat idea. I think it would be sad to know when things are going to end. Sometimes it's nice to think we have second chances even when those are long gone.

It's part of the human condition though, always wanting what is hard to obtain. Then when we have it, it is hard to be satisfied.

Danijo said...

I lost my grandma who lived with me for twenty years about the same time you lost your father.
as selfish as this is Im glad Im not alone in this.
I hope your just as selfish and take comfort in other peoples grief as well.
Thanks Iain.

Anonymous said...

... if only.

Julie said...

One of your most beautiful entries yet.

It resonates. Thank you.

Tess said...

I love you

Anonymous said...

This is why we have to live the moments, cherish them. So that one day when all of the dissappeared, we know we've done our best. Right?

Anonymous said...

This. This hit home. I remember sitting around with one of my closest friends groups as we all laughed and cuddled when suddenly the thought 'I am going to miss this' passed thru my head. Thank you for understanding.

Tharangni said...

This was so good.

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Anonymous said...

This is my second favourite entry you've ever written.
(The first is The Fur)
I've been following this blog for years, I've got the I Wrote This For You book and soon I hope to get a quote from it for my next tattoo. If you do have an issue with this, please let me know by not publishing this? I know you've got to approve the comments.
Anyways, you've helped more people much more than you know.
Thanks Iain. You make me feel a whole lot less alone.

Elizabeth Miller said...

I love this. Thank you!
I'm old, in body and soul. I know bone deep that *everything ends.* That golden light? It's
always
shining.

mbhully said...

This is beautiful.

-Hynz- said...

This almost made me cry.

Anonymous said...

To be honest,..
I'm so in love with your blog.

Found you yesterday online and read
nearly all posts from you.
Have tears in my eyes.

I'm speechless :)

fitri1026 said...

I learned that a friend just passed away today. I haven't talked to her in years. This entry hit me hard. If only I could have seen that light the last time we talked together.

klara said...

Somehow I think I tend to see many things in my life as only temporary... maybe that´s why I´m so happy all the time - because I constantly overrate my present compared to my past and future, thinking both "the past was cool too, but this is better than anything before" and "surely it can´t stay as great forever, so let´s enjoy it while it´s here". But I´ve been thinking the same for years, so there must be some bias here...

Oh and beautiful post...

LouB said...

I have lost my best friend this year. I moved away from my country and I wish I knew the last time I hugged her would be the last time.
I remember she was crying and I called her a fool. I said: STOP this is not a good bye it is just a see you soon...
When she passed I wasn't able to return home.
Now I am afraid that every time I say good bye to someone it will be the last time. And I hate this feeling. Because I know one day it will right. :(

Anonymous said...

In less than 2 weeks I will be leaving my home and the only world I knew for another land in another continent. I have been saying goodbye to all my friends. I don't know if I will meet them again. And this entry came to my mind. If only the light would shine, and we would smile and say thank you for being part of each others lives. Bittersweet.